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Joran van der Sloot’s Girlfriend Is Pregnant
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Joran van der Sloot, who is currently behind bars while awaiting trial, is going to be a father. Van der Sloot is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Stefany Flores and is being held in a Peruvian jail, …

Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe Google Reportedly Facing Privacy Policy Issues In Europe
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This year, Google changed its privacy policies, consolidating policies for various products into a more unified policy encompassing most Google products. This was announced back in January, and was implemented in March. Google faced a fair amount of criticism over …

AT&T Reduces Its Return Policy From 30 Days To 14 Days AT&T Reduces Its Return Policy From 30 Days To 14 Days
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AT&T had a pretty generous return policy. Customers had 30 days to try out their new purchase to see if it fits their lifestyle. If not, they could return the device, and even cancel their service, without any penalties. Had …

Amber Tamblyn Marries “Arrested Development” Star
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There may be a rather large age difference between actress Amber Tamblyn and her new husband, but that hasn’t stopped them from having a longtime love affair. Tamblyn (“Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants”), 29, and actor David Cross, 48, tied …

SpaceX Launch a Success, to Dock With Space Station on Wednesday

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) yesterday evening launched its Dragon spacecraft into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The Dragon was lifted by a Falcon 9 rocket at 8:35 am, right on schedule. The vehicle carries cargo and supplies bound for the International …

Lisa Lampanelli Talks To Dr. Oz About Huge Weight Loss
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Lisa Lampanelli is best known for hurling insults at people–mostly her friends–while onstage, either during her standup comedy routine or at various Comedy Central Roasts. But since her weight loss surgery five months ago, she’s dropped 80 pounds and is …

New iPod Touch Expected To Launch In Three Weeks New iPod Touch Expected To Launch In Three Weeks
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The new iPod Touch was one of the more unexpected announcements during Apple’s iPhone 5 event. It was a given that Apple would refresh the iPod Touch, but the extent in which the company upgraded the device was a pleasant …

YouTube Adds To Its Original Programming YouTube Adds To Its Original Programming

YouTube has launched a bunch more of its original channels, extending to content from France, Germany, the UK, and more from the US. YouTube first announced the set of original channels about a year ago, starting with about 100 of …

Miley Cyrus Gets Wild With Liam In New Video
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Miley Cyrus even wilder than we’ve given her credit for; at least, that’s what her new video seems to want to say. She’s chopped all her hair off and dyed it platinum for an “edgy” look, and now she’s partying …

Angry Birds Star Wars Game Out November 8

Just before the weekend, Rovio started an Angry Birds Tumblr blog and used it to tease an Angry Birds/Star Wars event at the Toys R Us in Times Square. Today, the official announcement has been made: the Angry Birds Star …

The Google AdWords Credit Card Expands The Google AdWords Credit Card Expands
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Last year, Google launched a pilot for AdWords Business Credit in the United States, giving small businesses an AdWords branded credit card. Now, Google is expanding the pilot into the UK, and says it will also send more invitations out …

iPad Mini Rumor: Apple Has Ordered 10 Million Units For The Holiday Season iPad Mini Rumor: Apple Has Ordered 10 Million Units For The Holiday Season
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Are you excited for the iPad Mini? A survey from last month suggests that you are. Apple thinks you’ll be excited for it as well. The company has reportedly taken out a massive order of iPad Minis just in time …

Sexiest Woman Alive Chosen For 2012
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Esquire Magazine has named the Sexiest Woman Alive, and the honors go to exactly who you thought they would (if you keep up with celebrity news); Mila Kunis. Kunis has had a great couple of years, between her star turn …

Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh
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Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts …

Cybercrime Costs on the Rise, HP-Sponsored Study Finds Cybercrime Costs on the Rise, HP-Sponsored Study Finds

HP and the Ponemon Institute today unveiled a new security study that shows the cost and frequency of cybercrime has risen for the third year in a row. The 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute …

The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But… The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But…
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Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves). However, he did indicate that Google is …

Facebook to Advertisers: Users Don’t Have to Click for It to Pay Off Facebook to Advertisers: Users Don’t Have to Click for It to Pay Off
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“It is the delivery of the marketing message to the right consumer, not the click, that creates real value for brand advertisers.” And with that, Facebook has a new strategy when it comes to convincing marketers that their ad dollars …

Steve Jobs, Creation Science, And Fur Babies

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Star Wars/Angry Birds Event Hinted at by Rovio

In just three short years, the Angry Birds mobile games have become known throughout the world. Angry Birds-branded plushies, bedsheets, and apparel can be found not just online, but in stores across the U.S. Now that Bad Piggies is a …

Matt Cutts Warned Us About The EMD Update Over A Year Ago Matt Cutts Warned Us About The EMD Update Over A Year Ago
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Todd Malicoat wrote an interesting article about the exact match domain update for SEOmoz this week. In that, he points to a Webmaster Help video from Google’s Matt Cutts from early 2011, where he hinted that Google would be “turning …

Price Is Right: Male Model Chosen From 3 Finalists
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“The Price Is Right” has announced its first male model in the show’s 40-year history, a man who competed with two other finalists to earn the title. Rob Wilson proved he had what it takes by competing in challenges, such …

Wii U Pre-Orders Up For $1K on eBay

Either due to its popularity or due to manufacturing delays (probably a combination of both) pre-orders for the Wii U sold out in a manner of days and are now nearly impossible to find. Nearly, but not impossible. Anyone still …

Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly Bing Just Launched A New iPhone App Called Edibly
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Bing announced today that it is launching a new iPhone app called Edibly in the U.S., though technically, you have to be in Seattle to use it (at least for now). It’s a shopping app upon which Microsoft has collaborated …

iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn iPhone 5 Production Leads To Strike At Foxconn
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Last month, a riot broke out at Foxconn’s Tiayuan facility over the alleged beating of a worker. The riot ended with 40 injuries and several arrests. At a different factory, the workers have went on strike to protest the unfair …